What You Will Learn in This Book

As you work through these lessons, you will develop the skills you need to create and maintain your own websites.

By the end of this course, you will be able to do all of the following:

  • Plan an interactive project

  • Understand ActionScript syntax and how it works

  • Use event handlers to create a variety of activities

  • Use and understand built-in classes, properties, and methods

  • Manipulate text and numbers dynamically to perform specific tasks

  • Use functions to centralize your code

  • Create custom classes

  • Employ conditional logic in your movie to react to varying circumstances

  • Use loops to automate scripting tasks

  • Use and customize user interface (UI) components

  • Use object-oriented techniques

  • Increase the performance of your applications using the BitmapData class

  • Move data in and out of Flash using text files and XML

  • Script your applications to communicate with a third-party Web service

  • Use the ExternalInterface class to communicate with JavaScript

  • Validate all types of data

  • Dynamically control movies using scripting rather than the Timeline

  • Script sounds to make your project more engaging

  • Load and unload various types of media from your projects

  • Create an application that uses a third-party tool to enhance its functionality beyond Flash's built-in capabilities

  • Print Flash content using ActionScript

Macromedia Flash 8 ActionScript Training from the Source
Macromedia Flash 8 ActionScript: Training from the Source
ISBN: 0321336194
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 221

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